I'm very interested in getting better at airbrush. Where do you teach?
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Date: Tuesday, November 04, 1997 2:17 PM
Subject: Keep the Airbrush chapter...
> I teach airbrush lessons, and always point out good reference
material to my
>students. In this part of the country, there is very little opportunity
>hands-on instruction in using the airbrush, and most of the people who come
>to me say it is very difficult to find someone who uses an airbrush well
>is willing to teach the techniques.
> Aside from watching someone at the local mall do T-shirts, many of
>artists, art students, and hobbyists I meet have never seen an airbrush
>used. Often a workshop or a "how-to" book is the only place these people
>to learn about an airbrush.
> I vote to keep the airbrush chapter. The airbrush "look" may not
>appropriate for an entire finished piece, but in a mixed media painting, I
>find there are some parts an airbrush is THE tool of choice for using.
> Also, there seems to be a recent re-engineering of the airbrush,
>several new models on the market, which have made a sometimes finnicky tool
>easier to use and unclog. Many of my students bring a box of airbrushes
>parts with them when they come for lessons, and say that they have either
>the airbrush for a long time and never used it, or used it once and it
>worked right again. It seems to me that the airbrush requires more
>instruction (at least initially) than any other traditional paint
> Yes, please keep the airbrush chapter!